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Wisconsin Saves Fun Tip: Top Driving Tips for 2013


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The Office of the State Treasurer is proud to team up with Wisconsin’s Women Business Initiative Corporation click here for “Wisconsin Saves.”  Here’s a look at “The Top Driving Tips for 2013.”

  • Avoid high speeds. Above 60 mph, gas mileage drops rapidly. For every 5 mph above 60 mph, it’s like paying an additional $0.30 per gallon of gasoline.
  • Avoid keeping heavy items in your car; an extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could increase your gas costs by up to $.08 cents per gallon.
  • Combine errands. Several short trips, each one taken from a cold start, can use twice as much fuel as one trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm.
  • Check into telecommuting, carpooling, and public transit to save driving and car maintenance costs. Many urban areas provide carpool lanes that are usually less congested, which means you will get to work and home faster and more refreshed!

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